Reducing our environmental impact step-by step

We recognise that we have a responsibility - and an opportunity – to improve our footprint on the environment. We produce our coffee & tea across 43 manufacturing facilities globally, a network that has grown significantly as a result of acquisitions in recent years. We are committed to minimising our environmental footprint across this network while providing quality products that meet the needs and preferences of our customers and consumers. We also take into account our environmental footprint along the full value chain, for instance though the introduction of more sustainable packaging.

We have already made good progress and have defined clear priorities and targets to further improve our impact in the coming years. We have set science-based targets through SBTi to reduce our scope 1 & 2 greenhouse (GHG) emissions 25%, and 12.5% across our value chain scope 3 emissions by 2030 from a 2020 base year. We have committed to reduce our packaging, design all our packaging to be recyclable, compostable or reusable, and increase the share of recycled content by 2025. We also want to be landfill-free across our manufacturing network by 2025 and work to reduce water intensity by 2% per tonne of production each year.​

OUR 2021 KPIs

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CLIMATE ACTION​

Climate change affects everyone, from the farmers who supply our raw materials to the consumers who enjoy our products. The effects are becoming ever more apparent across the globe, ranging from extreme heatwaves to flooding. 

That's why we have set science-based targets to reduce our GHG emissions, taking an end-to-end approach in our efforts to reduce emissions both in our own operations and our entire value chain.

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING​

The packaging of our coffee & tea products is critical to ensure great taste, freshness, safety and an attractive consumer experience. But we recognise that packaging becomes waste and that its lifecycle must be managed to limit the environmental impact.

That’s why we work hard to reduce the amount of packaging material without compromising on the product quality. Where packaging is absolutely required, we aim to provide consumers with responsibly packaged products and optimised end-of-life solutions. 

WATER STEWARDSHIP​

Water is a scarce and precious resource that we need to use with care. It is therefore essential that we use water efficiently in our own operations and ensure that our wastewater is treated adequately to avoid any detrimental environmental impact. We have set ourselves an internal target of reducing water withdrawals by 2% per year per tonne of production. In addition, we also focus on the sustainable use of this critical resource in our agricultural value chains, through our Common Grounds programme.

TOWARDS WASTE-FREE MANUFACTURING​

Human activity is creating large volumes of waste material that should be recycled or reused. We want to play our part to contribute to change. 

Our packaging strategy tackles the waste that arises from the use of our coffee & tea products. But waste is also generated in our manufacturing operations. That’s why we have set ourselves the goal of reaching zero waste-to-landfill status at all our manufacturing facilities globally by 2025. This is part of a determined effort to embed a zero-waste culture across our business.